Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

From Soldier to Senator: Harry S. Truman, 1918-1941


AudioMuseum ObjectsOral Histories

Audio

Truman discusses his county court race for judge and early elections. (MP2002-10) (3 minutes, 56 seconds)


Truman talks about early elections for judge and how he learned to appear before an audience. He spoke of how it felt to be defeated in 1924. (MP2002-13) (1 minute, 10 seconds)


Truman speaks about his relationship with Eddie Jacobson, his buddy from World War I. (MP2002-51) (2 minutes, 38 seconds)


Museum Objects



Oral Histories

Henry Abbott, Democratic Party participant in the 1922 campaign in Independence, Missouri.


James Aylward, Chairman, Missouri State Democratic Committee, 1934-40; Democratic National Committeeman for Missouri, 1936-44.


Anthony Buford, Friend and Missouri political associate of Harry S. Truman.


Rufus Burrus, Harry S. Truman's friend and attorney; assistant county counselor, Jackson County, Missouri, 1927-41; member, U.S. Army Reserve, 1927-45.


Henry P. Chiles, Friend of the Truman family.


Mildred Dryden, Secretary to Senator Harry S. Truman, 1934-45.


Mr. and Mrs. John A. Earp, Members, Harry S. Truman's 1940 senatorial campaign staff.


Harry Easley, Friend and Missouri political associate of Harry S. Truman.


Edgar C. Faris, Jr., Secretary to Senator Harry S. Truman, 1935-38.


H. H. Halvorson, Kansas City businessman and friend of Harry S. Truman.


Shirley Hehmeyer, Secretary, Special Committee of the Senate to Investigate the National Defense Program (Truman Committee), 1941-43.


Walter Hehmeyer, Investigator, Special Committee of the Senate to Investigate the National Defense Program (Truman Committee), 1941-46.


May C. Howard, Acquaintance of Harry S. Truman and member of a family active in Truman's first (1922) political campaign.


John Hulston, Lawyer and chairman, Greene County, Missouri, Democratic Central Committee, 1946-48.


Jane Taylor Lacy, Secretary to Judge Harry S. Truman, 1934-35; secretary to Senator Truman, 1935-36.


Ted Marks, Harry S. Truman's friend and fellow officer in World War I.


Walter Matscheck, Director, Kansas City Civic Research Institute, 1921-36.


Mary Ethel Noland, Cousin of Harry S. Truman.


Edward F. Thelen, Associate of Harry S. Truman in the Army Reserve officers training program, 1930-40.


N. T. Veatch, Consulting engineer, Jackson County, Missouri, Highway Department, 1926-33.